Thursday, November 5, 2015


Not enough snow, not enough cold.
But check this video out from a couple days ago. Some of you will recognize this fish and it might cause some concern.
It's a post-spawning brown trout with that nasty fungal infection. It's kind of hard to see but the white is patches of the fungus. What we've been told in the past is that browns will get that if the water is too warm when they spawn. If you remember a few years ago, it was a real problem and it took out a good proportion of the big browns in the Mo. The good thing is it's the only one I've seen. Let's just hope it isn't wide-spread.
To be honest, it's really not all that uncommon and it doesn't just happen with the browns. I've also seen it in the spring with rainbows and the river still seems to have plenty of fish. What does it mean? I'm not really sure and it wouldn't be very responsible to make generalizations based on one fish.
Keep 'em where they live...

1 comment:

  1. The YouTube video in this post was set to private. You can view it now if you'd like. Sorry.